Our Mission

To care for the pets of people in need by providing free veterinary services to their sick and injured animals and promoting responsible pet ownership.

Our Priorities

The fundamental long-term priorities are:

  1. Maintenance of existing PDSA PetAid services on a stable, sustainable and long-term basis.
  2. Expansion of PetAid services in line with a clear and controlled Business Plan as widely as funds and circumstances permit.
  3. Encouragement of funding, by raising awareness and developing an understanding of our work.
  4. Delivery of pet health initiatives.


PAW Report

Expanding Charitable Objects

PDSA has submitted a proposal to the Charity Commission to expand its charitable objects.

The findings from the recent PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report and our own experience from our Pet Aid hospitals have identified a greater need for PDSA to educate the public in matters relating to animal health and welfare. In order to do that we need to change our charitable objects which are defined by two Acts of Parliament (1949 and 1956) and outline the role of PDSA and the scope within which it operates.

In recent years PDSA has broadened its activities to deliver important pet health initiatives aimed at educating pet owners in matters relating to pet health and welfare. Although these initiative were initially aimed at our clients it has become very apparent that they have much wider relevance and have gained considerable support and acclaim by the veterinary profession. By way of example you may have heard of PDSA’s online tool, ‘Your Right Pet’, which helps prospective owners with the selection of a suitable pet, or our recent ‘PAW’ (PDSA Animal Wellbeing) Report, which highlighted important aspects of pet ownership in the UK.

This is an area of activity where PDSA can make a real difference, not just to those who access our charitable veterinary services, but also to the wider pet owning public, many of whom may be unaware of the work of PDSA.

It is hoped that this will bring us closer to our vision of a healthy life for all our pets, whilst remaining committed to providing our charitable veterinary services to the sick and injured pets of people in need.

If you require further information or have any comments, please contact us at paw@pdsa.org.uk. Please be sure to include your name and contact details.

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